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KHORGHIL FANTASY MAP

By Khorghil
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

The Year of 2012 is my Year of "the new and easy Way". Since 1996 i have been worked on my own Fantasy-World "Khorghil". In this time my personal taste in fantasy and the trends of fantasy itself has changed. So after years of correction my world it is time for a big break. Back to the roots, back to the beginning. And here it is... the new world of Khorghl... started with this General-Map.

I am going to give myself about 2 years to finnish ALL content to this world. I will write it down in books and of course paint it down in lots of illustrations. You will see (and read) them all here :-).

The source-file of this map has the size of DinA2... the fontsize is pretty to read in the original. Regionmaps from the NW, NE, SE and SW and a political Realm-Map will follow soon.

I really hope, you like it cause this will be the base of my doings the next 2 years

All kind of Khorghil-Illustrations especially the names wich are older than 2012 arent current. only a few will jump in my new Khorghil-Portfolio but they will be redesigned in several ways.

Stay tuned for more and big greets

Markus
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Freesong's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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I'm honestly just blown away by the artistry in this map. I love the way you've blended labels into the terrain itself, though I don't think this is a very practical map on, say, an RPG or for a book: some of the fonts, though they suit the theme of the map, are very difficult to read.

It's spectacular, though, and you can tell so much time has gone into it. I've never seen anything quite like this and I would love to have a poster of this on my wall. All of the elements are unique and personal to this world, and you've combined them flawlessly. I agree that the river appears to be elevated rather than sunk in, but everything else just looks amazing.
Will-Erwin's avatar
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Good: Wow, where do I begin?
+The labels are my favorite part. I especially like the ones that look like they're raised right from the terrain.
+The textures and use of colors is likewise fantastic. You give each region its own character.
+I like how your icons look like physical objects on a physical map.
+The Compass Rose fits the theme of the map perfectly.
+It's rich with subtle detail throughout.

Areas for Improvement: I'm really having to dig here.

-The borders seem to end abruptly, as if they've been partly cropped off. This is most noticeable at the corners.
-The shores of the rivers seem slightly raised.

Overall, this map is an inspiration!
JaySimons's avatar
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On first look, and also looking on the details, I must say this map is truly brilliantly done.
It has great amount of beautiful detail, it looks perfect with all these mountains, rivers and forests. I especially like the way you have done some labels on the upper side of the map (those engraved texts), I think that if engraved text labels were everywhere, not only in the mountains area, it would be even more awesome.
The shading of mountains, forests, rivers and labels give a nice feel of plasticity to the map, making it even more realistic, and give it "fantasy map" feeling.
On overall, practically everything on the map, mountains, rivers, labels and forests is brilliantly done, there are not many maps like this out there, I see dozens of hours of work have been put to this map, great work!
Khorghil's avatar
Wow, i have to say a big thanks to you and this awesome critique :-). You see right... hours and hours of work were put to it. The mainly difference to other commission-maps is that this map dont must to be changed in any case. Only this makes it possible to stamp names in the ground or render 3D-Letters as the mountain caps.

But i like your idea to engrave ALL names to the map. In the future i have to do dozens of region-maps from this map. Then i will try it out

Again... thank you very much for your text, your marks and your time

Markus
BoLuellen's avatar
Hi,  

I'm publishing a book for Pathfinder under the OGL.  I'm looking to commission a single map, and then have the map divided into four sections.  

1.  The single map would be used for a fold out.
2.  The single map would need to be cut into four sections for easy inclusion into my book.  

I can email you a copy of the rough sketches I have of the map needed.  

I'm currently reaching out to multiple artists, getting bids.  I plan on making a decision by March 17th, 2017.  

If you are interested, please let me know what details you need from me in order to quote a price?

Thank you,

Bo
thesoultorn's avatar
very well done!  Intricate detailing!
scrivenerofdoom's avatar
Your work is simply superb. What an amazing talent.
TheCraftySnail's avatar
Really really cool! Amazing style.
Im building a Fantasy world and its World-Sized, not just a small country/island. I was wondering how big this place would be compared to somewhere on Earth?
Qoff's avatar
One of the best maps I ever saw, dude this is awesome. I'm learning it, can you take a look and give me some advices?
DharienNightroad's avatar
Pleeeeaseee! Tutorial!! Those mountains!! OMG SO BEAUTIFUL!!
treediamond's avatar
Hallo Markus,

I have some maps about a book I write, could you draw my maps in this amazing style you have here?
Have a nice day

Daniel (daibertangelo@gmail.com)
Nightwing-Kain's avatar
Oh eine Karte wollte ich auch schon seit Langem machen! Deine Weltkarten sind sehr inspirierend!
7Raben's avatar
hach, Karten auf Deutsch sind doch die schönsten :)
hero339's avatar
This is some scary, awesome shit. 
Will-Erwin's avatar
Good: Wow, where do I begin?
+The labels are my favorite part. I especially like the ones that look like they're raised right from the terrain.
+The textures and use of colors is likewise fantastic. You give each region its own character.
+I like how your icons look like physical objects on a physical map.
+The Compass Rose fits the theme of the map perfectly.
+It's rich with subtle detail throughout.

Areas for Improvement: I'm really having to dig here.

-The borders seem to end abruptly, as if they've been partly cropped off. This is most noticeable at the corners.
-The shores of the rivers seem slightly raised.

Overall, this map is an inspiration!
NocturnalDarkness's avatar
julencio's avatar
Hi!
I really like this type of maps, and I want to know which programmes did you use for make this gorgeous map.
Thx
LaurentusVonSenin's avatar
Alter, ein krasses Kunstwerk! Hut ab!
Mir persönlich etwas zu extrem mit der Beschriftung, aber cool siehts trotzdem aus.
Freue mich auf mehr von Dir!
AslanC's avatar
Sweet Mother of GOD! No words to describe how awesome this is!
Cirias's avatar
I absolutely love this map. Just how did you get that engraved text effects... ;)
vladimirdrak's avatar
hammer arbeit schaut echt gut aus =)
Felewin's avatar
Where's Xanadu? lol
Tythian's avatar
I've seen countless fantasy maps in my life, but this... this is absolutely magnificent work. The style with which you've rendered your world in this image somehow manages to be not only visually captivating, as well as tastefully informative, but it harkens to the mood of wonder in a way few if any other art pieces have since I first began to appreciate the form. Well done. Well done indeed.
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